Discovery Channel Unites Red and Blue America (and Green) America for Savvy Shopping Holiday Experiences

Giving a unique experience gift this holiday season is patriotic and memory-making

LOS ANGELES (RushPRnews)19/11/08-The American people have spoken. Just as many citizens cast their vote for change this election, savvy shoppers across the country can now be a part of that change. Why not make holiday gift giving a patriotic experience? Excitations, the nation’s premier provider of unique life experience gifts, has hundreds of novel ideas on how shoppers can give impressive gifts, boost the economy and still go easy on their wallets this holiday season.
Stop stuffing your loved ones, friends and business associates with “more stuff.” iDiscovery Experiences are designed to evoke the sense of adventure, learning, personal improvement, exploration, and fun found in Discovery Channel programming. Starting at $50 and up, there is an affordable and exciting array of experiences to match each viewer’s passion and interest – from a wolf watch experience to skydiving, and from digging for dinosaur fossils to a walking photo safari. An innovative idea is to give life experiences, which promote an appreciation for our environment while leaving a minimal footprint. John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club, observed that getting people to experience the environment was the best way to get them to care about the environment.

Discovery Experiences has embraced this philosophy by offering hundreds of experiences that appeal to environmentally conscious consumers who want to give meaningful and memorable holiday gifts this year. Some of the popular experiences from “Eco-Friendly” gift category include: kayaking and snorkeling guided tour, science under sail, wolf watch experience, rock climbing, walking photo safari, a dog musher adventure, and a llama lunch trek for kids.

Giving a gift – one way of connecting to people — is also an opportunity to connect to our planet. What better way to make your green values known and to share them with others than by presenting earth-friendly gifts to friends and family?

Other earth-friendly ideas from Discovery Experiences for your holiday shopping:

• Save gas and reduce your carbon footprint by ordering experience gifts online at discoveryexperiences.com
• Give gifts in reusable packaging, like our distinctive red keepsake box, and eliminate extra waste in our landfills
• Send your experience gift electronically with our E-Card — eliminating waste, reducing carbon, saving on shipping costs and meeting your last minute shopping needs!
• Think globally, play locally – over 1,000 best in-class local experience providers — from the naturalist leading a wolf watch to the master glass blower — benefit when we partner with them to offer their amazing experiences to gift givers and recipients.
Go to www.DiscoveryExperiences.com for even more impressive gift ideas.
We have over 1000 partners providing 2500 experiences around the country that can be purchased as gifts.

They start at $50, some examples are:
• wolf watching $50
• behind the scenes at the aquarium for $75
• Indoor sky diving $90
• antique fire engine ride $50
• wind turbine tour (to learn about renewable energy) $75
• Explore the sea (out on a ship with a marine biologist) $155
• Be a seal trainer for the day $150
• wind surfing $150
Snowmobile Overnight Safari for Two – $535 Guided Bike Tour – from $75
Intro to Whitewater Kayaking – from $130 Guided Kayak and Snorkel Adventure – $80
Fighter Pilot Experience – from $1,345 Glider Experience – from $125
• There are wellness experiences at spas, eco friendly gifts, animal experiences, education (and fun) kid’s experiences, extreme adventure (be a secret agent for a day or be a formula one race car driver and more).
These gift experiences all support local businesses and and many experiences create an appreciation for animals and the environment. Please see www.discoveryexperiences.com
Please let me know if you have any questions or I can send any other information.

Excitations.com
Each experience gift is delivered in an elegant red keepsake box. E-Card and Print Now delivery options are also available as eco-friendly alternatives, saving shipping costs and reducing packaging.
About Discovery Communications Discovery Communications is the number-one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery’s 100-plus worldwide networks are led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Discovery Health and HD Theater, with digital media properties including HowStuffWorks.com. Discovery Communications is owned by Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB), Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery’s founder and chairman. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com

About Excitations: Excitations is the premier gifting company offering a wide variety of unique life experiences as memory-making gifts. From photo safaris to hang gliding, from llama treks to glass blowing, Excitations is the exciting, reliable and easy answer to every gifting occasion – each ‘Excitation’ set to thrill, rejuvenate and enjoy. For kids or adults, for friends and family or corporate clients, something can be found to suit all budgets and personalities — starting as low as $50. As featured on NBC’s “Today” and CBS’s “The Early Show,” more information can be found at www.excitations.com.

Ilene PRoctor
International Public Relations
Press Contact: Ilene Proctor or Deborah Jacobs
Tel: 310-858-6643 and 310-467-7300
email: proctor@artnet.net

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